|2017 Remastered Edition - original album released in 1977
Format: CD / Cat No: 4050538180398 / Released: 26/05/2017
Track Listing: CD 1: KEITH EMERSON: 1. Piano Concerto No. 1 - First Movement: Allegro Giojoso/Second Movement: Andante Molto Cantabile/Third Movement: Toccata Con Fuoco (18.28) / GREG LAKE: 2. Lend Your Love to Me Tonight (4.04) / 3. C'est La Vie (4.20) / 4. Hallowed Be Thy Name (4.38) / 5. Nobody Loves You Like I Do (4.00) / 6. Closer to Believing (5.34) / CD 2: CARL PALMER: 1. The Enemy God Dances With the Black Spirits (3.21) / 2. LA Nights (5.46) / 3. New Orleans (2.50) / 4. Two Part Invention in D Minor (1.57) / 5. Food for Your Soul (4.02) / 6. Tank (5.10) / EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER: 7. Fanfare for the Common Man (9.46) / 8. Pirates (13.22)
More information: Formed in 1970, Emerson, Lake & Palmer were torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and one of rock’s first super-groups. The world-conquering, stadium-filling prog giants helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions and were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s. Their first 7 album releases all made the U.K. albums chart top 10 and U.S. top 20.
Works Volume 1 (originally released as 'Works') is ELP’s fifth studio album. It was released as a double LP in 1977, and has now been expertly remastered for the first time in 24 bit / High Density formats from the original tapes, by world-renowned rock studio engineer Andy Pearce. The original album, now transferred to this new 2CD set, comprised three solo band member sides and one as the complete band.
Features ELPs anthemic and stylish ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’, a massive hit which reached No.2 in the U.K.; the brilliant, Keith Emerson compiled ‘Piano Concerto No.1’, performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra; excellent romantic songs from Greg Lake at the peak of his creativity, and hard rocking classical adaptations from Carl Palmer - featuring Joe Walsh on lead guitar for one song. The great jazz composer Harry South is present, and Carl contributes a powerful new version of ‘Tank’, first heard on the group’s debut album. Works 1 took ELP's bombastic, keyboard-driven prog rock epics to the limit!
The booklet in this gatefold, softpack, double CD set contains extensive, exclusive sleeve notes with new band interviews by legendary rock journalist Chris Welch, and rare ELP archive photos.